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Bruce Jenner’s Transformation Is A Lose-Lose For Liberal Ideology—Daniel Davis
This post is huge. Really key thoughts here. If gender is not tied to biology, why did Caitlyn Jenner need to make herself look like a woman and wear women’s clothing?
This is the ideology that governs liberal sexual philosophy, and it collides head-on with major aspects of the transgender movement. Transgenderism is unavoidably based on a kind of gender essentialism. It recognizes gender identities as being associated with certain socially accepted norms. What does it mean, for example, that Jenner’s “gender” is female? It means that he gets a sex change. It means that he poses in traditionally female attire for the cover of Vanity Fair. It means that hereaffirms traditional gender norms, even as he attempts to flee from them.
Dangers of Consumer Church—Austin Fischer
Contribute to your church as much as you consume from it.
Was Jesus’ goal to attract a large crowd? We cannot ignore the fact that in John’s gospel, Jesus reprimands the large crowd that flocks to him for food and miracles (6:26-40), which sets in motion a chain of events that prompt Jesus to say some rather abrasive things about eating his flesh and drinking his blood, which causes the crowd to thin out considerably, leaving only the twelve and perhaps a few more (6:52-68). I don’t think this is Jesus appealing to the consumer instincts of his crowds.
You Don’t Need a Good Reputation—Aaron Earls
Good stuff from Aaron as usual.
Reputation is who people think you are. Character is who God knows you to be. While there should be little difference between the two, we all know that is often far from the case.
You know someone whom everyone else believes to be a great person, but you’ve seen them for who they really are. Maybe, that someone is you.
We can subtly slide from trying to develop Christlike character to cultivating a godly reputation. I’ve written before about the dangers of “reputation parenting,” but those desires can infect virtually every area of your life.
I love Pixar movies, and I’m really excited for this one.
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